Paper Mache
Dionne Warwick Lyrics


Twenty houses is in a row
Eighty people watch a TV show
Paper people, cardboard dreams
How unreal the whole thing seems

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Ice cream cones and candy bars
Swings and things like bicycles and cars
There's a sale on happiness
You buy two and it costs less

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet

Read the papers, keep aware
While you're lounging in your leather chair
And if things don't look so good
Shake your head and knock on wood

Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Like paper maché

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
Written by: BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID

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Twenty houses is in a row
Eighty people watch a TV show
Paper people, cardboard dreams
How unreal the whole thing seems
Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Ice cream cones and candy bars
Swings and things like bicycles and cars
There's a sale on happiness
You buy two and it costs less
Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Read the papers, keep aware
While you're lounging in your leather chair
And if things don't look so good
Shake your head and knock on wood
Can we be living in a world made of paper maché?
Everything is clean and so neat
Anything that's wrong can be just swept away
Spray it with cologne and the whole world smells sweet
Like paper maché



All comments from YouTube:

mrhoffame

Whenever I hear Dionne the first word that comes to me is "CLASS"!  What an awesome woman!

Robert Gonzales

You said it! Classy. Love this woman.

Lisa Fisher

I loved Dionne Warwick as a child! I remember getting this album for Christmas when I was about 10 years old, and this song was one of my favorites!!

Helen Tudor-Douglas

Me too, Lisa! Seems a million yrs ago but when I play this song, I somehow remember ALL the lyrics perfectly from my memory! : )

zibbyzubb

This really should have been a much bigger hit.

borbetomagus

@Moe Haole This got to #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 'Odds & Ends' (1969) only got to #7 and #43 and 'The Windows of the World' (1967) surprisingly only got to #32 & #32 on those same charts. Great song, performance and arrangement, but the times were changing. I just wonder why the 1965 B-side 'If I Ever Make You Cry' never charted (nor was ever covered).

Moe Haole

You're absolutely right!

Robert Gonzales

My mother introduced me to Dionne at such a young age at 5, playing her records and dancing around in her slip when getting ready to go to church. I was in love. Thank you Dionne.

manna8899

Finally found this song. I heard this fourty years ago, so happy to hear it again and now I can keep repeating it !!!

K. Pope

Same. I remembered the chorus from so many years ago and did a internet search. Great tune.

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